Must-Know Gymnastics Injuries Statistics [Current Data]

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"About 40% of all gymnastics injuries involve the lower extremities, while 30% involve the upper extremities."

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"Gymnastics has the highest injury rate among female athletes – 12.3 injuries per 100,000 participants."

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"About 14% of all gymnastics injuries result in fractures."

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"Girls are more than twice as likely to sustain an injury compared to boys in gymnastics."

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"Gymnastics injury rates in training are 2.24 per 1000 athlete exposures."

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"The overall injury rate in men’s gymnastics is 17.3 injuries per 1000 athlete exposures."

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"47% of gymnasts have reported hand injuries, with hand rips being the most common."

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"Female gymnasts suffer from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries at a rate of 4.71 per 100,000 athlete exposures."

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"Gymnasts have a 7.4% annual prevalence of lower back pain."

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"A study found that 42% of gymnasts have experienced stress fractures in their spines."

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"Elite-level gymnasts have an estimated risk of serious injury at 4.8 per 100,000 athlete exposures."

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"About 60% of gymnastics injuries involve sprains and strains."

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"In a sample of 380 young gymnasts (192 females and 188 males), 54% of gymnasts reported at least one injury in the past year."

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